Criminal Justice

Program Description:

The Criminal Justice Degree is available to on-campus students and law enforcement officers who have attended an approved law enforcement academy. This program of study was developed to provide both groups of individuals the criminal justice background to successfully work in either the law enforcement field or private security. Law enforcement officers have the option of completing afield internship to earn college credit that may be applied towards earning this degree.

COURSES REQUIRED1 for the Academic Year 2014-2015
(Suggested Sequence)

Course Course Title Hours
BIOL 101 Unified Principles of Biology2 3
BIOL 101L Unified Principles of Biology Lab3 1

COM 112
or
COM 125

Oral Communication2

Interpersonal Communication2

3
ENL 111 Written Communication4 3
IT 101 Fundamentals of computers (EDGE) 3
  Social Science Course5 3
  Mathematics Course6 3
     
CJS 101 Introduction to Criminal Justice2,7 3
CJS 102 Introduction to Corrections2 3
CJS 231 Fundamentals of Criminal Law2 2
CJS 233 Fundamentals of Criminal Investigations2 3
CJS 234 Criminology8 3
CJS 239 Criminal Procedure8 3
CJS 251 Criminal Justice Ethics8 3
CJS 254 Criminal Law8 3
CJS 298 Criminal Justice Internship9 3
     
  AH/BIOS/CJS/LAW/SCI Electives, Select from the following10  
AH 216 Basic Pharmacology11 3
BIOS 270 Introduction to Forensic Science12 3
CJS 237 Crime and Delinquency8 3
CJS 242 Community Relations in Criminal Justice8 3
CJ S 246 Criminal Justice Reports8 3
CJS 249 Security for Organizations8 3
CJS 256 Private Investigations8 3
CJS 261 Digital Forensics8 3
CJS 263 Probation and Parole8 3
CJS 265 Narcotics Investigation8 3
CJS 280-283 Special Topics in Criminal Justice 1-4
EME 105 First on Scene 3
LAW Law Elective13 3-6
SCI 220 General Chemistry14 3

1     Students must complete 15 hours with Mountwest to establish academic residency.
2     BIOL 101, CJS 101, CJS 102, CJS 231, CJS 233, COM 112, and COM 125 have a prerequisite of REA
       098, or placement in 100-level reading.
3     BIOL 101L has a co-requisite of BIOL 101.
4     ENL 111 has a prerequisite of ENL 095, or placement in 100-level English, and REA 098, or
       placement in 100-level reading.
5    Choose from POL 101, PSYC 200, SS 201, or SS 210. Please see program advisor for additional
       courses.
6    Choose from MAT 115, MAT 120, or MAT 145.  MAT 115, MAT 120, and MAT 145 have a prerequisite of
      MAT 096, or MAT 097, or placement in 100-level math.
7    CJS 111 may be substituted for CJS 101.
8    CJS 234, CJS 237, CJS 239, CJS 242, CJS 246, CJS, 249 CJS 251, CJS 254, CJS 256, CJS 261, CJS
      263, and CJS 265 have a prerequisite of CJS 101.
9    Permission required. Students must arrange with advisor for approved internship sites. Designated
       as the program’s Capstone Course.
10  Select from elective courses to develop a program of study and complete remaining academic
       credit hours to earn degree based on employment requirements. See advisor for additional courses.
11   AH 216 has a prerequisite of AH 151.
12   BIOS 270 has a prerequisite of BIOL 101 and BIOL 101L.
13   Please see program advisor for LAW elective options.
14   SCI 220 has a prerequisite of MAT 120, or MAT 125, or MAT 135, or MAT 145.
15   Police Academy participants and graduates, please see your program advisor for CJS electives not
        listed above.


 

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